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Elegant and Historic Villa Directly on Windermere Beach

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Provender House, a five-bedroom villa perched above the pink and white sands of Windermere Beach on exclusive Windermere Island. Provender is the secret hideaway where Prince Charles and Lady Diana spent their honeymoon in 1981. Privacy and seclusion guaranteed. It is rare to see another person’s footprints in the sand.

All the main living and sleeping areas have wonderful views of the ocean, with glass sliding doors opening wide onto balconies and sun porches. No better beach and ocean view is to be found anywhere in the Bahamas. The Windermere Club, with tennis courts and swimming pool, is a five-minute walk from the house. Club membership is included with the rental.

The heart of the house is an open-plan living room and dining area, with a pretty Italian tiled floor throughout. Glass doors slide wide open onto balconies and a porch overlooking the beach. Ceiling fans and sea breezes ensure the air conditioners in every room are rarely needed. The kitchen is fully equipped. The five bedrooms can accommodate nine people, comprising two king bedrooms, two twin-bedded rooms (which can be converted to kings), and one single-bed room. All bedrooms have a full en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms but the single have views of the beach. The sound of the sea will lull you to sleep at night. An extra camp bed can be provided for a child, to allow a party of ten to use the house.

There are balconies and a porch with loungers overlooking the ocean and a wooden sun porch at the back, a perfect place to barbecue your catch of the day! (Barbecue provided.) Steps lead down directly from the house to the beach.

The nearby Club at Windermere (five minutes walk) has a swimming pool and tennis courts available all year round, and a bar and restaurant open November to May. Membership of the Club is included in the rental. As well as the spectacular Atlantic beach below the house, there is also a more secluded beach cove nearby (five minutes by car) with warm shallow waters, ideal for small children.

The nearest supermarkets are 20/30 minutes drive away, as are a good selection of restaurants, some in the local simple style, others offering a high standard of cuisine. A cook and/or babysitter are available if required. A daily four-hour maid service is included in the rental. The caretaker is very helpful in organizing fishing and boating trips, etc.

Provender comes equipped with two kayaks, a windsurfer (for adult or child), and bicycles. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the salt and sand after a day on the beach. Other amenities include air conditioning, a landline telephone (phone cards can be purchased for long-distance outgoing calls), broadband wifi, satellite TV and daily housekeeping (except Sundays and holidays). A yoga teacher and beauty therapist will make house calls.

Windermere Island is for the exclusive use of the owners and renters of the small number of villas situated on it. It has long been the favoured destination of those seeking peace and privacy (the British Royal Family amongst them). Eleuthera itself is one of the outlying “family islands” of the Bahamas, famed for its unspoilt, uncrowded beaches with pink sand and clear turquoise waters. The pace of life is leisurely, guaranteed to be an antidote to the stresses of modern day living.

Eleuthera is a prime location for the sport of bone fishing and the exceptionally clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving on the nearby reefs. The adjacent Harbour Island (ninety minutes by car and water taxi), popular with film and rock stars, is famed for its pretty colonial-style buildings – well worth a day’s visit.

Places to visit on Eleuthera itself include the spectacular Glass Window Bridge, the Hatchet Bay Caves, the Rock Sound ocean hole, and Preacher’s Cave. The brightly painted houses of the local 'settlements' echo all the colours of the island.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be pushed together to make a king....moreless

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be pushed together to make a king....moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

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  • All bedrooms except the single room have views of the ocean. All have an en-suite bathrooms. A camp bed is available if required. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two kayaks provided (one single, one double)

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Windermere Club has a game room with ping pong and a flat screen TV....moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    iPod Dock...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    2 adult, 2 kids...moreless

  • Boat:

    Small fishing boat can be rented...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Windsurfer ...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool at Clubhouse, 5 minutes walk away...moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Summer
Jun 6 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,450

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,450

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Feb 13 - Apr 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Apr 24 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Mid Summer
Jun 4 - Aug 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 14 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$3850-$5250/week

Rates quoted are for 6 people -Thereafter, add $50 per person per night up to total of 10 people.

NOTE: We set the rates this way to make the house affordable for smaller groups who use less utilities, which are expensive on the island, and cause less wear and tear.


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Photos

  • Provender's main sun deck

    Provender's main sun deck

  • Living room with ocean views

    Living room with ocean views

  • Ocean-view dining area with Italian tiled floor

    Ocean-view dining area with Italian tiled floor

  • Bedroom 1 with ocean views

    Bedroom 1 with ocean views

  • Bedroom 3 with ocean views. Can push twins together to make a king.

    Bedroom 3 with ocean views. Can push twins together to make a king.

  • Bedroom 5 with garden view

    Bedroom 5 with garden view

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Provender House from the beach

    Provender House from the beach

  • Beach in front of Provender

    Beach in front of Provender

  • Provender's west sun deck

    Provender's west sun deck

  • West Beach on Savannah Sound half a mile from the house with calm shallow waters

    West Beach on Savannah Sound half a mile from the house with calm shallow waters

  • Entrance to Provender

    Entrance to Provender

  • Living room with sliding glass wall to sun deck

    Living room with sliding glass wall to sun deck

  • Liing room with sliding glass wall

    Liing room with sliding glass wall

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom 2 with ocean views

    Bedroom 2 with ocean views

  • Bedroom 4 with ocean views. Can push twins together to make a king.

    Bedroom 4 with ocean views. Can push twins together to make a king.

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Provender sun deck on the Atlantic

    Provender sun deck on the Atlantic

  • Provender from the beach

    Provender from the beach

  • Beach in front of Provender

    Beach in front of Provender

  • Steps down to your private beach

    Steps down to your private beach

  • Club swimming pool, 5 minutes' walk

    Club swimming pool, 5 minutes' walk

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